Polka Dot Daisy Bloomers and Top

Polka Dot Daisy Bloomers and Top - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I love the Polka Dot Daisies and Little Lady Daisies.  My daughter has a photo shoot coming up and I made her a “bikini”  from the Polka Dot Daisies.   I used the Turquoise Daisies with white polka dots.  I haven’t tried it on her yet, but I think it is going to be adorable. 


4 Polka Dot Daisies
11 Little Lady polkas
Fabric Tac Glue
Hot Glue Gun
Bloomers (diaper cover… whatever you call them) LOL
3″ Solid Grosgrain Ribbon
1″ Elastic


I started with an extra pair of bloomers I had.  The color matched the daisies pretty well.  I think it would be so cute to use denim bloomers though!

Here is my pile of Little Lady Polkas.  I took them apart, cut off the stems and glued them together.


I didn’t get too crazy with glue.  I just put a line of hot glue in between each layer.

I thought I was going to need 4 Polka Dot Daisies for the top, but 3 turned out to be enough.  I glued some of the pieces of the 4th flower to the backside of the bloomers,
just to create a base and add fullness.

Polka Dot Daisy Bloomers and Top - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

 I glued 11 Little Lady Polkas over the petals.  I actually used hot glue.  Hot glue works fine, but if you want to be able to wash this you could use Fabric Tac which is machine washable.

My daughter’s chest circumference is 17″.   I cut 15″ of ribbon and 2 pieces of 1″ elastic cut to 3″.  (You will lose a little length when you sew the elastic to the ribbon).


I pinned the elastic to the ribbon. (I put the elastic on the edges of the ribbon).  Then I sewed the elastic in place.

I looped the ribbon around and sewed the elastic to the other side. 

Polka Dot Daisy Bloomers and Top - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I glued the 3 Polka Dot Daisies to the ribbon, starting in the center of the front. 

Polka Dot Daisy Bloomers and Top - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

In the picture above you can see how the ribbon and the elastic are like a “tube top”.

I plan on making some Little Lady Polka hair flowers by taking the Little Lady Daisy apart, gluing it together and hot gluing it to a lined clip. 

This feels so weird!  Normally this is the part where I show you how cute it looks on my baby girl.  I promise you will soon see how this looks on!  I have a great Photographer and I’m going to leave it up to her to get some great shots of my little sweetie in her flower bikini.  Stay tuned! 🙂

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  1. Connie W
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea!! Can’t wait to see pictures!!

  2. Michelle Robson
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see the pics!!!!

  3. Sadye
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    How cute!!! I may have to try this 🙂

  4. Debby Morrison I
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Permalink


  5. Selena
    Posted July 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    OMGHHKP I want to see a pic of her n it!!!! I wanta make this!! Thank u for all ur wonderful ideas!!!

  6. Posted August 3, 2011 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    These are too adorable for words. I think they would a wonderful addition to craft show offerings. May I “borrow” your idea and make some up for a show I’ll be in in October? Thank you for the wonderful idea.

    • Cherie
      Posted August 3, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

      You may “have” the idea! That’s what this site is for 🙂 Good luck with your show!

  7. Becky
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    WOW! This is so awesome! I have a friend who runs a photography business and I have made a bunch of flowers for headbands for her….I SO want to try this now!

  8. Amanda Morrison
    Posted September 10, 2011 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    Loved this idea…took it and made it with hot pink and vibrant yellow flower. I took them apart and put them back together rotating the colored petals. And, then added heart shaped rhinestones for the centers!!

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